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List Rules People on this list must have gone to University of Connecticut and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from University of Connecticut, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from University of Connecticut include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished University of Connecticut alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended University of Connecticut are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from University of Connecticut.

You can rank all of these graduates, from Ray Allen to Meg Ryan.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Connecticut?” and “Which celebrities are University of Connecticut alumni?”

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Meg Ryan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting
Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra, known professionally as Meg Ryan, is an American actress and film producer. After playing minor roles in film and television, Ryan's breakout role came with the ...more

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Michelle Lombardo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Model, Actor, Presenter
Michelle Helen Lombardo is an American model and actress.

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Mike Lawlor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Michael P. Lawlor is an American politician, criminal justice professor, and lawyer from Connecticut. A Democrat, he served as a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1987 to ...more

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Andrea Dromm is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Model, Actor
Andrea Dromm is an American actress. She is the daughter of an engineer, and attended school in Patchogue and later in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.

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Franklin Chang Díaz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Physicist, Astronaut, Scientist
Franklin Ramón Chang Díaz, Ph.D. is a Costa Rican-American mechanical engineer, physicist and former NASA astronaut. Dr. Chang Díaz became an American citizen in 1977. He is ...more

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Richard Mastracchio is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Astronaut, Engineer
Richard Alan "Rick" Mastracchio is an American engineer and a NASA astronaut. He has flown on three NASA Space Shuttle missions as a mission specialist in addition to serving as a ...more

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Timothy Shriver is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Businessperson, Film Producer
Timothy Perry Shriver is Chairman of Special Olympics.

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Ron Palillo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Illustrator, Actor, Playwright
Ronald Gabriel "Ron" Paolillo was an American television and film actor and teacher. He was best known as Arnold Horshack on the ABC sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter.

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Art Feltman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Arthur J. Fletman, commonly known as Art Feltman, is an American politician from the state of Connecticut. A Democrat, he served for 12 years as a member of the Connecticut House of ...more

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Patrick Tufts is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Entrepreneur, Computer scientist
Patrick Tufts is a computer scientist and inventor. He created Alexa Internet's collaborative filter for creating related web site recommendations and later, one of Amazon.com's most successful ...more

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Rebecca Lobo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Basketball player, Basketball Analyst, Athlete
Rebecca Rose Lobo-Rushin is an American television basketball analyst and former women's basketball player in the Women's National Basketball Association from 1997 to 2003. Lobo, at 6' 4", ...more

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Tony Todd is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting
Anthony Tiran "Tony" Todd is an American actor and film producer, known for portraying Ben in both the 1990 and 2014 remakes of Night of the Living Dead, Candyman in the horror movie ...more

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Philip Rubin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Psychologist, Scientist
Philip E. Rubin is an American cognitive scientist, technologist, and science administrator. He is currently the Principal Assistant Director for Science at the Office of Science and Technology ...more

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Richard Dekmejian is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Political scientist
Dr. Richard Hrair Dekmejian is an Armenian American professor of political science at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. His teachings are primarily focused on world ...more

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Diana Taurasi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Basketball player, Athlete
Diana Lorena Taurasi is an American professional basketball player who plays for UMMC Ekaterinburg of Russia. She played eleven seasons with the Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA and in 2011 was voted ...more

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Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Basketball player, Actor
Walter Ray Allen, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent. He has previously played for the Milwaukee Bucks, Seattle SuperSonics, Boston Celtics and Miami ...more

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Kim Zolciak is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Singer
Kim Biermann is an American television personality and singer. In 2008, she rose to prominence as one of the original housewives on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, a Bravo reality television ...more

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Khalid El-Amin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Basketball player
Khalid El-Amin is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for BG Göttingen of the Basketball Bundesliga. He was a member of the 1999 UConn men's basketball team that ...more

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Justin Foley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Drummer
Justin Foley is best known as the drummer of the metalcore band, Killswitch Engage. He is also a former member of the band Blood Has Been Shed along with Killswitch Engage's former lead singer, ...more

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Joette Katz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Joette Katz is Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, and a former Associate Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court, where she also served as the administrative ...more

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Robert Remez is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Psychologist, Scientist
Robert Remez is an American experimental psychologist, cognitive scientist, theoretician and teacher. He is currently a Professor of Psychology at Barnard College, Columbia University and Chair ...more

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Chuck Benedict is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Neurologist
Charles P. "Chuck" Benedict was a Democratic Party member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 45th Assembly District from 2004 to 2010. In April 2010, Benedict announced ...more

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Stephen Holcomb is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Insurance veteran Steve Holcomb founded Full Capture Solutions in 2004 and currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer. Steve started Full Capture Solutions to provide his peers in ...more

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Louis O. Giuffrida is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Louis O. Giuffrida
Louis Onorato Giuffrida was the Ronald Reagan administration's first director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency from 1981 to 1985. Giuffrida graduated from the University of Connecticut ...more

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Ann Beattie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Connecticut Alumni
Professor, Novelist, Writer
Ann Beattie is an American short story writer and novelist. She has received an award for excellence from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and the PEN/Malamud Award for ...more